Nicky Bacon

NickyBio: Nicky has been playing softball for over 20 years predominantly as a pitcher. Nicky Represented NSW from under 16’s to Open Womens, in that time Nicky won 2 National Championship Pitching Awards. Nicky continued her softball career in the U.S.A playing college softball.

Nicky has become heavily involved in coaching. Nicky is a level 4 Coach and a specialist pitching coach. Nicky has coached various Junior NT teams as well as managed teams and coached teams at the International Friendship series. Nicky is currently part of Softball Australia’s National Battery Program. Nicky currently plays for Tracy Village Softball club.
Before coming to Softball NT Nicky worked in Event Management and Finance.

Role: Chief Executive Officer


Phone:  (08) 8927 3333





Gemma Scales

Bio: Gemma is a recent arrival to the NT, moving from SA for the opportunity with Softball NT. Gemma has been associated with ‘diamond sports’ for 15+ years predominately through baseball – and continues to represent SA at Women’s National Baseball Tournaments.

Gemma’s strengths focus on coaching juniors, as she is a strong advocate for children’s participation in sports. Through her current studies she will bring a strong sense of sports business and communications skills to Softball NT.

Before coming to Softball NT Gemma worked for the Adelaide Bite (ABL) and as a Children’s Sport Facilitator. She looks forward to developing her knowledge of Softball and playing in the coming season.

Role: Development Officer


Phone:  (08) 8927 3333




Lynda McCaffery

Bio: Lynda is the Principal Producer of Beautiful Productions—her media, marketing and events business—established in January 2016 and operated nationally from Darwin.

Lynda joined Softball NT as Marketing Manager in December 2017 after thirty years in journalism and journalism education. Her role is to build a network of SNT sponsors and raise its media profile. She will also coordinate the Social 7s in 2018.

Lynda is a former player, umpire and coach, having played the game from Tee Ball-age until the end of her Sydney University degree when her team won Intervarsity in Perth and she was selected as the ‘Pitcher’ for the Australian All-Star Team (1989).

Role: Marketing Manager


Phone: (08) 8927 3333